- 17 Aug 21
The track is the Wexford alt-pop teen prodigy’s debut release on Atlantic Records.
Breakout bedroom DIY artist Patricia Lalor has released new single 'Vessels', which takes Lalor's lo-fi pensive musings and builds upon her wise-beyond-her-years songwriting and delicate acoustic tones.
The track has also been released alongside a stunning live performance video, available to watch here.
“‘Vessel’ is a song I wrote about how the world perceives you, about how it expects you to grow up and mould to what’s happening around you / to you," Patricia says of the song's origins. "I wrote it to kind of get a better understanding of it all but it just kind of made it all more messed up.”
Patricia released a trio of critically acclaimed EPs in 2020 including This Is How We Connect, While You Stand So Tall, Do It Again and Sleep Talk, which saw the 15-year-old Wexford singer tipped as the next Billie Eilish - drawing comparisons to the likes of Warpaint, beabadoobee and Clairo.
She turned the heads of tastemakers with champions at Radio 1 including Jack Saunders and Annie Mac, as well as achieving huge support from her Irish homeland. Patricia was included in a number of high profile end of year tips for 2021, including Hot Press' round-up. Spotify are also huge champions of Lalor, featuring every original single from the singer in 2020 in their New Music Friday playlist.
Returning in 2021 with a bolder sound than ever before and a new record label, Patricia Lalor is set to continue to solidify herself as one of the most exciting new names to come out of Ireland in recent times.
Revisit Hot Press' January 2021 chat with Patricia here.
Listen to 'Vessel' below: